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Finding Secondary Sources
You can find secondary sources in many places, in our library they can be found in books and articles.
- Search the catalog for books.
- Browse databases by subject to start searching for articles.
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Search Jumpstart to find secondary sources in the forms of books and articles.
What is a Secondary Source?
A secondary source is a document which is derived from, or based on, study and analysis of primary sources. These are works that are not original manuscripts or contemporary records, but which critique, comment on, or build upon these primary sources. They interpret and analyze primary sources and provide the background necessary to understand the primary sources.
A secondary source may be printed or electronic material and can include:
Most scholarly journal articles are secondary sources which provide analysis, interpretation, or evaluation.